Guys, I’ve just finished eating four cupcakes. I think this is the best day of my life! Other than my proposal. Or meeting my significant other. Naw, who are we kidding?? He knows this day is better. He accepts me for who I am. That’s why we’re getting MARRIED!
In case you haven’t figured it out I am of course talking about my cake tasting (not just eating 2000 extra calories because it’s a Tuesday). They literally give you free cake under the guise that you are getting married and may or may not purchase one for the occasion. It’s amazing!
But in all seriousness, there’s much more to finding your dream wedding cake than I ever would have imagined.
The first thing my baker asked was, “What do you want your cake to look like?”. You could literally hear the crickets. I had no sweet clue (pun intended). But as I went on to learn, it doesn’t have to be complicated.
Start with your wedding colors. We are using one color for each cake layer. Then, your theme. Type your theme ( ie rustic, floral, whatever) and add the word cake in the search bar on Pinterest and you’re loaded with inspirational pictures. From there it’s a simple matter of preference. What’s your favorite? No judgement if you need to eeny, meeny, miny, moe.
The part I was most excited to choose was the cake topper. Yes, even more than the flavour. A feather or flower is very “in” but I LOVE a personalized topper. You can easily customize toppers, to look like you and your spouse, on websites like Weddingstar. You can even just search for pre-made ones (that are close enough to the two of you) on Amazon. It’s one of those little extra details that will have a big impact.
This was surprisingly difficult to find. I thought you just went to your local baker and ordered some giant cake. Most of my local bakers don’t even make wedding cakes. You actually have to find a specialized wedding cake maker. Understandable, considering how intense some of these cakes can get! I found mine the way anybody finds everybody these days. Social Media! I joined my local buy, sell, find wedding group and asked for recommendations. Next I checked out the recommended bakers’ Websites/Facebook/Instagram and looked for pictures of their work. From there I contacted my top preferences and scheduled a tasting. The rest is history!
Hannah Lord (The Sweet Bride)